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What’s DOCX file? How do I open it?!

August 14th, 2007

I made some notes in my Windows Mobile 6 and I thought I could transfer it to my computer to read it. I was very surprised to find the document is in *.docx format. Why would WM6 has a different format and the Active Sync doesn't convert it automatically?!

Frustrated, I search for a converter. And I found that the DOCX is a new file format for Microsoft Office 2007. Suddenly I found my computer is so outdated. And I realize that WM6 came with support for Office 2007. Downloaded and installed a 27.5MB "compatibility pack" recommended by Microsoft.

Finally, my computer recognize the file as a Microsoft Word file, though the icon is not updated. Guess it's a reminder from Microsoft that we should spend money to upgrade..

Details and download here: Open a Word 2007 document in an earlier version of Word

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4 Responses

Al Flemming says:

I have mobile office on my tilt with windows mobile 6. I ran into the same problem but I don’t use Word, instead I use OpenOffice. After a bit of searching on the wed and not coming up with a viable solution I saw that I could save as a .rtf file on my phone and then I could open the file in OpenOffice. So that is less complicated way around the .docx fiasco.

EngLee says:

Nice tip. I didn’t know that I can save it as RTF file format in WM6. I’ll check it out. Thanks.

frozensmilz says:

i believe docx is the extension for the new revolutionary MSWord 2007……if you are using the old one try downloading the compatibility pack from microsoft website…i am also a OOo user…..its free…..but not that catchy like MSWord when it conmes to interface…..

EngLee says:

Yes, the file was meant for Ms Word 2007.